Material Planner / Buyer

Birmingham, West Midlands | Ref: BBBH31507

£25000.00 - £30000 per annum + Benefits

Material Planner / Buyer

£25,000 - £30,000


Role Profile

Cast UK are looking to recruit a Material Planner / Buyer role for an expanding component sourcing and distribution business supplying Automotive and Aerospace clients nationwide. This role is a material planning opportunity which will suit a driven and enthusiastic individual who has a keenness to problem solve and identify opportunities to improve systems accuracy. My client is looking for someone who understands supply from overseas and can work in a fast-paced environment.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Plan and schedule via MRP Exception Messages
  • Manage Purchasing Master Data for the Commodity to ensure price and lead times are accurate maintained
  • Create new part Request for Quotations (RFQ's).
  • Ensure Purchase Orders (External and Intercompany) are placed in a timely manner to achieve request date and maintain customer satisfaction
  • Manage Purchase and Invoice Price Variance reports (PPV) for commodity
  • Vendor Expediting to maintain accurate delivery information
  • Resolve Supplier Quality Notifications
  • Regular liaison with suppliers, stores and internal teams
  • Key day-to-day contact for broker to ensure readiness & escalation of any concerns for each flow of UK imports
  • Co-ordinate all relevant import documentation; working with 3PL's & customs brokers. Ensure seamless flow of documentation & duty facilitation to carriers & brokers.

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will have

  • previous experience in a Supply Chain environment, preferably in a similar position
  • IT competence, working knowledge of MRP systems and Microsoft Office
  • Some level of understanding of technical drawings is a plus
  • Excellent Verbal and Written communication skills at all levels
  • Expediting and negotiation skills, strong in decision making, prioritizing, problem-solving and work within strict deadlines


Our client is an expanding distribution business based in Birmingham

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